We work with a wide range of clients from start up businesses to large multinational companies covering all areas of website design and development.
Established in 2001, we are a web design and development agency based in South East London with offices in Bromley and Croydon delivering a comprehensive range of services from Website Design with Content Management Systems and Ecommerce Solutions to Branding and print design, all at very competitive prices.
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To all Hotgrafix website owners
Please contact me before May 25th 2018 – There will be a major update on wordpress which every website will need to be updated to comply with the new GDPR Laws.
Also if your site includes any of the following please get in touch asap
- Data collection: As noted by Code in WP, common ways that WordPress sites collect data include user registrations, comments, contact forms or analytics. Under the new laws, consent must be informed — it cannot be assumed. WP sites must be reviewed and amended to ensure all data collection follows consent policies. Best bet? Tell users who you are, why you’re collecting data, how long you’re going to store it, who will have access and for what purpose.
- Plugins: Site owners are ultimately responsible for the data collection and storage methods of any plugins or third-party software used, meaning it’s critical to audit existing plugin libraries and address anything that needs clarification before May 25th — there’s a WP GDRP Compliance plugin available through WordPress to help identify key issues. Third parties are also a critical concern here since the data “controller” — the company collecting personal data — is responsible for its handling and storage. As a result, businesses must ensure that third-party plugins are compliant with GDPR.
- Automatic consent: Companies using WooCommerce or other WordPress eCommerce options need to ensure that all marketing materials, newsletters, etc. are “opt-in” rather than “opt-out”, since already-checked consent boxes are considered a breach under GDPR. According to IT Governance, approved options for lawful consent requests include clicking an opt-in button or link, selecting from “equally prominent” yes/no options or responding to an email requesting consent.